At Hotel du Cap / Eden Roc Restaurant, the EON crew shot a scene for Diamonds Are Forever, back in the early 70s. In this scene from the pre-title sequence, Sean Connery returns as 007 and is looking for Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the murderer of his wife. In Cairo he’s told to go “ask Marie”. Well, he finds Marie.....in the South of France. It is a short but memorable scene in which Bond strangles the young woman with her own bikini top. The scene was filmed at the jetty / beach area, behind the Eden Roc Restaurant.
It remains a mystery why the crew went all the way to the South of France for just that small scene. Even director Guy Hamilton could not shed a light on this, when asked.